Stena launches new Irish Sea schedule

Stena Line’s Trade Director, Irish Sea South, Ian Davies, joined master of the Stena Europe, Richard Cleary on the bridge to celebrate the new Fishguard-Rosslare route timetable on 23 May. The new schedule offers three day sailings and an extended overnight crossing. Stena Line is the largest ferry operator on the Irish Sea. Other routes are Holyhead to Dublin, Liverpool, Heysham and Cairnryan to Belfast, a total of 228 weekly sailing options. ... [+]

Mauritius offers airfreight rebate

Allport Cargo Services is recommending that buyers of airfreighted goods from Mauritius allow suppliers to prepay freight locally to easily take advantage of an airfreight rebate scheme in that country. The forwarder suggests adding the freight charges (net of rebate) to the supplier’s invoice as a freight charge, effectively making ... [+]

Nippon Express opens Yangon logisitcs centre

  Nippon Express  subsidiary Nittsu Logistics Myanmar has completed construction of its Thilawa Logistics Center in the special economic zone, about 20km southeast of Yangon. About 80 including Japan, Thailand and Singapore, have set up operations there, mainly in the construction material, food and beverage, apparel, and automotive industries. [+]

FTA calls for protection as migrants return to Calais

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging the government to lobby the French authorities to protect drivers passing through the Calais area, following reports of increased migrant activity.  According to driver reports, rubbish bins were placed on the entry to the Port of Calais on the night of Sunday 21 May, ... [+]

All change at Cathay cargo

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific has made 600 people redundant including elimination of the cargo director role. There will instead be a director of commercial and cargo. Current cargo director James Ginns, who only took over from Simon Large a month ago, will become director of customer service. [+]

Former FH Bertling MD dies

Ralf Petersen, the former managing director of forwarder FH Bertling and who was facing charges by the UK Serious Fraud Office over alleged bribery payments, has died. According to the company’s website, he passed away peacefully on 17 May. He was charged in July last year, along with six other ... [+]

We need a Brexit minister, says Irish freight industry

XThe Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) is calling for the urgent appointment of a dedicated Brexit Minister in the Irish Parliament, following the resignation of Enda Kenny as Taoiseach. FTAI says that, without a minister operating in the role, there would be a lack of leadership which could affect the ... [+]

Board of Trade to rise again, say Tories

The Conservative party said it would reconvene the Board of Trade and that it would be “specially charged with ensuring increased exports from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as England” in its general election manifesto, published on 18 May. The manifesto also promised that a future Conservative government would ... [+]

Parking operators passing up profits, says TAPA

Truck park owners in Europe are missing out on substantial revenues because their locations are not recognised as being secure enough by transporters of high value products, says the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA). TAPA is approaching 520 parking place operators in 35 countries in the Europe, Middle East and Africa ... [+]

From the West Mids to the Midwest

Emirates SkyCargo moved a batch of exclusive Jaguar Land Rover cars from Birmingham to Chicago on one of its 777 freighters on 18 May. The plane was chartered by the car-maker’s logistics service provider, Metro Shipping. [+]

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